Everything is progressing toward the ULA Delta IV Heavy launch carrying the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office.

The mission is set to lift off on Thursday, Aug. 27 from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Today’s forecast shows an 80 percent chance of favorable weather conditions for launch. The launch time is 2:12 a.m. EDT.

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Launch Forecast Summary:

Overall probability of violating weather constraints: 20%
Primary concerns: Cumulus Cloud Rule

Overall probability of violating weather constraints for 24 hour delay: 20%
Primary concern: Cumulus Cloud Rule, Thick Cloud Layer Rule

Launch Broadcast

Live broadcast coverage of launch will begin at 1:51 a.m. ET on Aug. 27.

Live Launch and Webcast available at www.ulalaunch.com and www.youtube.com/unitedlaunchalliance

Heather McFarland